premium, as compared here, implies a reward or prize offered as an inducement to buy, sell, or compete a toy given as a premium with each package; bonus refers to anything given over and above the regular wages, salary, or other remuneration. a Christmas bonus, a soldier's bonus; a bounty is a reward given by a government for a specific undertaking considered in the public interest, as the production of certain crops or the destruction of certain harmful animals; dividend refers to a prorated share in an amount distributed among stockholders or policyholders from profits or surplus See also syn. study at prize.
See premium in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
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